Why is it that highs are so high and lows so low? It’s as if we constantly wait to grasp on to something exciting or devastating in life. Always searching for the next new thing.
In other words, when life is flatline it’s often not enough.
I work in a pregnancy resource center that helps women in crisis pregnancy. One thing the center director often notes is that the beautiful women coming in the door have a difficult time living with everything being calm and okay.
It’s as if people crave or even create a storm around themselves, especially us girls.
Downton Abbey **Spoiler Alert**
I have to say — I am obsessed with Downton Abbey. From Mary to Thomas this show has my full attention. I dreaded missing the last episode of season three last year while travelling in Europe. Upon finishing the third season I was devastated by the death of Matthew.
Finally, Downton Abbey is back! No matter how hard I tried to get my hands on this season early I had to wait till the US premiere this past Sunday. Ladies, there is something about this show that leaves us aching for more. Sunday couldn’t have come soon enough.
Last night I was talking about how much Downton Abbey has taught me. It constantly has my wheels turning with the many responsibilities and challenges facing each character. After six months of grieving the loss of Matthew, Mary is told by her grandmother she must choose between life and death.
Here is my promised vlog about body image girls. I hope you find it insightful. I share a little of my experience with body image from high school and while dancing.
See my blog Image Unrapped for background.
I don’t know about you, but my favorite time of the year is Christmas. I always say I can smell it in the air. What can I smell? Joy, love, and sharing.
This weekend I went on an adventure — a weekend camping retreat in the desert. Two priests and one sister from the Community of Saint John put on the retreat through their Marian Faith Network. The retreat was an advent retreat to help us prepare for Christ’s coming. The theme was meeting Mary in the desert.
One of my favorite things about the retreat was how everyone shared a common experience of hiking, camping, and freezing together. Waking early each morning for an hours of silent prayer drew us into adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and prepared us for community with each other.
Finally it begins! Here is my very first video blog with more to come after the new year! Have a question about faith, morality, contraception, homosexuality? (anything related to living out your Catholic faith) Feel free to comment or send it my way. In the mean time enjoy my first vlog!
Sing hymns of Christmas at a local abortion clinic this holiday season. It’s not too late to host A Pro-Life Christmas Carol event in your home town. Each year while the world around us celebrates the many joys of the holiday season with Christmas music, parties, movies, decorations, and delicious treats, there are women who are faced with the option of choosing an abortion and end up sitting in an abortion clinic alone.
A Pro Life Christmas Carol’s events take the holiday cheer and shares the coming of Christ with those who are sitting inside the abortion clinic.
With beautiful carols of the Child Jesus and Christmas season you can bring hope to women sitting inside of the abortion clinic. Collect the baby’s “firsts”, whether it be diapers, bottles, binkies, booties, etc and create a gift basket to present to women entering the abortion clinic. For women this basket is more than just the items inside, the basket is filled with the hope that someone cares and will support them through their pregnancy.
In my experiences of presenting these baskets filled with items, women are surprised by the gesture and usually open themselves to discussion about their pregnancy and abortion decision.
Women need love and support during their pregnancies, and even more so in the case of women experiencing a crisis pregnancy. Consider Caroling to save a life this holiday season.
Visit AProLifeChristmasCarol.com to join an event near you or for a step by step guide on how to host your own event, and to find resources for bulletin inserts, invitations, and song books.